Olaf Taw Association prepares Arab, Kurdish, and Syriac teachers to teach Syriac language in North and East Syria

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — In a conversation with SuroyoTV, Co-Chair of Olaf Taw Association Jalinos Eissa indicated that the association has been preparing teachers from different backgrounds to teach the curricula of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) in the Syriac language in private schools located in the regions of North and East Syria.

Teachers from North and East Syria’s three main ethno-linguistic components — Arabic, Kurdish, and Syriac — are being trained on the curricula and teaching methods focusing on the Syriac language, music, society.

“The teaching curriculum is standard and is taught in three languages, designed to suit our culture, history and folklore,” said Eissa added.

Dalal Ramadan, one of the teachers being taught the Syriac language at Olaf Taw, indicated that they, as teachers from the Arab component, have faced difficulty at first in learning the language, but with diligence and perseverance it became an easy subject. Ramadan went on to say that the Syriac language was widely accepted by students from the Arab and Kurdish components, as well as their families who welcomed the idea that their children are learning the Syriac language.

Last week, a delegation from the Syriac Union Party’s (SUP) Qabre Hewore (Al-Qahtaniyah) office visited the local Olaf Taw location to discuss progress in the education of teachers and ways to expand the reach of the association.